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Associate in Fine Arts

Curriculum Description

The Associate in Fine Arts degree shall be granted for planned programs of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of approved college transfer courses. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E.0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university.

Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

It is strongly recommended that students consider COM 120 or COM 231 in addition to the required literature course in the area of Humanities/Fine Arts.

Associate in Fine Arts

A10200 REVISED
NC CIP: 24.0101
Day, Evening, Partial Online
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Core ** ** 0 3
   
    7 0 0 16

Spring Semester
___ ___ Mathematics Core ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Argument-Based Research (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Literature-Based Research (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
   
    6 0 0 18

Fall Semester
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Natural Science Core 3 ** 0 4
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
   
    8 2 0 16

Spring Semester
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 0 2
___ ___ PED Elective-activity course 0 3 0 1
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Core or Professional ** ** 0 3
   
    4 5 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

English Composition (6 credit hours)

Composition Core: (6 credit hours)

 ENG 111 and ENG 112, ENG 113 or ENG 114

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 credit hours)

Literature Core: (3 credit hours)

ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 261, ENG 262

Humanities/Fine Arts Core: (3  credit hours)

ART 111, ART 116, COM 110, COM 120, COM 231, DRA 111, DRA 112, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 150, HUM 160, HUM 161, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 210, MUS 211, MUS 212, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212SPA 211, SPA 212


Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)

History Core: (3 credit hours)

 HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 131, HIS 132

Social/Behavioral Science Core: (6 credit hours)

ANT 210, ANT 220, ECO 151, ECO 251, ECO 252, GEO 111, GEO 112, POL 110, POL 120, POL 210, POL 220, PSY 150, PSY 237, PSY 241, PSY 281, SOC 210, SOC 213, SOC 220, SOC 225


Natural Sciences/Mathematics (7 credit hours)

Natural Science Core: (4 credit hours)

AST 111/111A, BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 120, BIO 130, CHM 131/131A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 113, GEL 120, GEL 230, PHY 110/110A, PHY 151, PHY 152, PHY 251, PHY 252 

Mathematics Core: (3 credit hours)

CIS 115, MAT 140, MAT 141, *MAT 155, MAT 161, MAT 162, MAT 165, *MAT 171, *MAT 172, *MAT 175, MAT 263, MAT 271, MAT 272, or MAT 273
*MAT 155 and MAT 175 must be taken same semester same section with MAT 155A and MAT 175A.
See Professional below.

Other Required Hours (37 credit hours)

Required (1 credit hour)

 ACA 122

Physical Education: (3 credit hours)

PED 110 and PED activity course 

Computer Literacy: (3 credit hours)

CIS 110 

Professional: (30 credit hours)

ACC 120, ART 116, ART 121, ART 122, ART 131, ART 132, ART 135, ART 171, ART 240, ART 241, ART 281, ART 282BUS 110, BUS 115, BUS 137, CTS 115, DRA 112, DRA 130, DRA 131, DRA 140, DRA 141, DRA 142, DRA 143, DRA 147, DRA 150, DRA 240, DRA 241, DRA 243, DRA 260, ENG 125, ENG 126, ENG 273, HIS 151, HIS 221, HIS 231, HUM 160, HUM 170JOU 110, JOU 216, JOU 217, *MAT 155A, *MAT 161A, *MAT 165A, *MAT 175A, MUS 110, MUS 111, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 131, MUS 132, MUS 170, MUS 210, MUS 211, MUS 212, POL 130.

*MAT labs must be taken same semester and same section as lecture.
Check with your advisor to determine which MAT courses require labs.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

Note: AFA students are permitted to select courses from both the Humanities/Fine Arts Core AND the Professional Lists to satisfy the 30 Professional hours required. However, it is strongly recommended that AFA students interested in continuing their education in the fine arts use only the following HUM/FA Core classes toward their professional hours: ART 111, ART 116, DRA 111, DRA 112, HUM 160, HUM 161, MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 211, or MUS 212.